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Home : Patterns : Teddy Cardigan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Teddy Cardigan

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice® Baby
Pattern #: 70795AD
Rating: ****3.9 (based on 20 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE:

0-6 months (6-12 months, 12­-18 months, 2-3 years)
Finished Chest 21 (22, 24, 27 1/2) in. (53.5 (56, 61, 70) cm)
Finished Length 9 1/2 (10, 12, 14) in. (24 (25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm)



CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 3, 2012)
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS 4 buttons, 3/4 in. (19mm) diameter

CARDIGAN
With A, cast on 90 (94, 102, 118) sts.
Knit 5 rows.
Next Row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3. Next (Buttonhole) Row: K2, bind off 2 sts for buttonhole, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Next Row: Knit, casting on 2 sts over bound-off sts of previous row.
Keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st (k every row), and rem sts in St st (k on RS, p on WS), work 18 (19, 23, 27) rows with A, 19 (20, 24, 28) rows with B, then continue with C, AT THE SAME TIME, work 3 more buttonholes: one every 1 1/2 (1 3/4, 2, 2 1/4 2 1/2) in. (4, (4.5, 5, 5.5 6.5) cm) AND when piece measures 5 (5 1/4, 6 1/2, 8) in. (12.5 (13.5, 16.5, 20.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Note: Work last buttonhole on Left Front. Note: Be sure to follow the measurements so that you work the last buttonhole on the Left Front before beginning the neck shaping.

Neck Shaping
Next (Dec) Row (RS):
K to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3.
Next (Dec) Row (WS): K3, p2tog tbl, p to end.
Rep Dec Rows
Decrease 1 st at neck edge EVERY row until 10 (12, 14, 17) sts remain. Work even until piece measures 9 1/2 (10, 12, 14) in. (24 (25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm) from beg. Bind off.

Back
With WS facing, slip sts from Back st holder to needle and join yarn. Continue in St st and color pattern as established until piece measures 8 1/2 (9, 11, 13) in. (24 (25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm) from beg, end with WS RS row.

Right Front
With WS facing, slip sts from Right Front st holder to needle and join yarn. Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping and omitting buttonhole.

FINISHING
Sew shoulders. Sew Sleeve seams. Sew in Sleeves. Sew buttons evenly spaced onto Right Front opposite buttonholes (spaces between sts serve as buttonholes). Weave in ends.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Additional Materials
4 buttons, 3/4 in. (19mm) diameter
 

Teddy Cardigan

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice® Baby

GAUGE:

17 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

CARDIGAN
With A, cast on 90 (94, 102, 118) sts.
Knit 5 rows.
Next (Buttonhole) Row: K2, bind off 2 sts for buttonhole, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Next Row: Knit, casting on 2 sts over bound-off sts of previous row.
Keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st (k every row), and rem sts in St st (k on RS, p on WS), work 18 (19, 23, 27) rows with A, 19 (20, 24, 28) rows with B, then continue with C, AT THE SAME TIME, work 3 more buttonholes: one every 1 1/2 (1 3/4, 2, 2 1/2) in. (4, (4.5, 5, 6.5) cm) AND when piece measures 5 (5 1/4, 6 1/2, 8) in. (12.5 (13.5, 16.5, 20.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Note:  Be sure to follow the measurements so that you  work the last buttonhole on the Left Front before beginning the neck shaping.
Divide for Fronts and Back
Next Row: K 24 (25, 27, 31) sts and slip to a holder for Right Front, k 42 (44, 48, 56) sts and slip to a holder for Back, k remaining 24 (25, 27, 31) sts for Left Front. Continue on sts for Left Front only. Continue in St st, keeping the 3 edge sts in Garter St, until piece measures 6 1/4 (6 1/2, 7 1/2, 8 1/2) in. (16 (16.5, 19, 21.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Neck Shaping
Next (Dec) Row (RS): K to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3.
Next (Dec) Row (WS): K3, p2tog tbl, p to end.
Rep Dec Rows until 10 (12, 14, 17) sts remain. Work even until piece measures 9 1/2 (10, 12, 14) in. (24 (25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm) from beg. Bind off.
Back
With WS facing, slip sts from Back st holder to needle and join yarn. Continue in St st and color pattern as established until piece measures 8 1/2 (9, 11, 13) in. (24 (25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm) from beg, end with RS row.
Next Row (WS): P7 (9, 11, 14), k28 (26, 26, 28), p7 (9, 11, 14). Knit 1 row. Repeat last 2 rows twice. Bind off.
Right Front
With WS facing, slip sts from Right Front st holder to needle and join yarn. Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping and omitting buttonhole.


SLEEVES
With A, cast on 28 (28, 30, 30) sts. Knit 4 rows. Change to St st and work 8 (10, 12, 16) more rows with A, 11 (13, 16, 20) rows with B, then continue with C, AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st at each edge every 4th row 4 (6, 9, 11) times - 36 (40, 48, 52) sts. Work even until piece measures 5 1/2 (6 1/2, 8, 10) in. (14 (16.5, 20.5, 25.5) cm) from beg. Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulders. Sew Sleeve seams. Sew in Sleeves. Sew buttons evenly spaced onto Right Front opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tbl = through the back loop
WS = wrong side  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****3.9 (based on 20 reviews)
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Teddy Cardigan Reviewed by Joyce Stone on 2010-07-11 *
Pattern directions were very poor at the neck edge decreases. Had to rip out several times before I figured out that the pattern needed correction. Also the lack of buttonhole directions caused me to begin again after reading the corrections.Very discouraging. I will look for patterns elsewhere from now on.


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